Aug 22nd to Aug 28th 2020 | online

Due to the ongoing situation and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Global Hands-on Universe Meeting, and related activities, will be replaced by an online meeting, which will take place from August 22-28.

Additional information will be available soon on the conference webpage:


In 2020, Global Hands-on Universe Meeting goes online!

The meeting will begin with a 24-hour live webcast with scientists and educators from over the world, followed by 5 days of talks, workshops and round-table discussions.

For the first time, besides the traditional international Galileo Teacher Training Program the meeting will count with the Global Science Opera for Schools and the Global Hands on Ocean teams. The meeting will gather scientists, educators and artists in a unique course.

The program will be composed by an online conference and a series of workshops for teachers conducted by the various experts joining the event.

In this year program we have a list of very interesting topics waiting for you: Astronomy for Development, Robotic Telescopes, Science Communication, Dark Skies and Heritage, Asteroid Search, Modelling, Kinaesthetic Astronomy, Arts and Science, Astronomy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals and much more.

Who can apply?

The course is open to teachers of all grade levels and subject domains willing to dive into a real STEAM experience (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths). We believe that learning improves when students are embedded in interdisciplinary experiences and in environments that seamlessly integrate horizontal (across subject domains) and vertical (across different grade levels) articulation.

Preliminary Programme Topics

  • Innovative Methodologies for learning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
  • Inclusive Classrooms
  • Starlink Satellites and its impact on ground-based astronomy
  • Planetary Defence
  • Science and Arts for Development
  • eVscopes
  • Robotic Telescopes and Hands-on Research in Classroom
  • Open Schools and Community Building
  • Dark Skies and Astronomy Heritage
  • Astronomy for Development and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Energy and Sustainability


The course will be offered online using videoconference software.

Practical Information

Abstract submission deadline: July 31

Registration deadline:  August 10

Third announcement:  August 15

Fees & Funding

The course is free to participate! There are no fees involved.


In order to secure your slot in the training please complete the online application form.
Deadline for applications August 10th.

Apply here!!!


GHOU Association
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
University of California at Berkeley

This course is promoted in partnership with the European School Innovation Academy.


Ana Costa (e-mail)